Pacific nations urged to back the Solomons

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Pacific Island nations have been urged to stand with the Solomon Islands and ensure that any commitments made in the global trade body can only come into effect if the current round of negotiations is completed. Currently six Pacific Island nations are members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)…

USP students celebrate Independence

 Solomon Islands students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji celebrated the 36th Independence Anniversary with a weeklong sports and cultural activity.  The sport events started from 1st July to 5 culminated with cultural activity on Saturday featuring diverse cultures from twelve cultural groups.  Sport events included soccer, netball, touch rugby,…

Rising challenge

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Pacific’s working-age population is projected to increase from its present 6.6million to 9.6million by 2030. However, the Asian Development Bank says only about a third of new workforce entrants in the region can expect to find wage employment if recent years’ job creation trends do not improve. In its latest…

Pan Oceanic Bank launched last Friday

Solomon Islands now has its own bank; starting from the board of management to all its decisions are made locally. Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) has been carefully structured, understanding the actual banking and financial needs of the country, its people and businesses to realise the full economic potential. In a statement Pan Oceanic Bank Ltd…

Students plea

Release our second semester allowance soon The Solomon Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea’s Institutions have renewed calls for an immediate release of their allowances for the second semester.  One of the student associations at Divine Word University in Madang said “it is now four weeks of schooling but we still not receive our…

Concerns over dynamite fishing

CALLS have been made to the responsible authorities to apprehend people involved in dynamite fishing in Gela, Central Province. Dynamite fishing have been increasingly prevalent on Gela, particularly in Belaga district, according to Daniel Manedika of Kobe village. He said residents of Tavulea and Kobe villages have been practicing this method of fishing on a…

Investment

DEAR EDITOR – Investment is a risky business. The $15.00 million investment in Tavanipupu Island Resort is indeed one of the NPF’s risky business ventures. An investor and a worker on the Island had assured the public that there was someone eying to purchase the resort. Could the public be informed of who that purchasing…

Question for NorthWest Choiseul MP

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Be serious SIFF

DEAR EDITOR – SIFF (Solomon Islands Football Federation), are you going to prepare for the up-coming Pacific Game next year? PNG is starting to kick off with its preparation. They are preparing seriously in advanced. They’ll have their international friendly games with Asian, Aussie, and New zealand clubs,  according to their plan. SIFF, for us,…

Treatment of flood victims

DEAR EDITOR  – Our political leaders boast about our Solomon Islands as a Christian country with strong Christian values and beliefs. The April flood and the consequential displacement of thousands of women, children and men resulting in their being accommodated at schools, police clubs, FOPA village and SINU campus has really tested our commitment to…